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‘Love, Sex, and the I.R.S’ to Be Staged by Penn College Students

As tax season draws to a close, Pennsylvania College of Technology will raise the curtain on its spring theatrical production: an appropriately timed farce titled “Love, Sex, and the I.R.S.”

The show will be presented at 7:30 p.m. April 4-6 in the Klump Academic Center Auditorium on the college’s main campus in Williamsport. Admission is free for Penn College students, faculty and staff; tickets are $5 for the general public.

The comedy concerns two out-of-work musicians rooming together in New York City who resort to filing joint tax returns in an effort to save money. When the Internal Revenue Service informs them of a pending investigation, the roommates and their friends weave a complexly comical web of deceit in an ill-advised attempt to show they are a couple.

The cast of "Love, Sex, and the I.R.S." prepares to entertain its campus audience. Back row, from left: Max M. Rosen, John V. Catania and Scott T. Stofko. On sofa, from left: Eileen Harrington, Clayton K. Lose, Rachelle N. Horning, Jacob A. Urey and Jessie M. Chronister.
The cast of “Love, Sex, and the I.R.S.” prepares to entertain its campus audience. Back row, from left: Max M. Rosen, John V. Catania and Scott T. Stofko. On sofa, from left: Eileen Harrington, Clayton K. Lose, Rachelle N. Horning, Jacob A. Urey and Jessie M. Chronister.

Cast members are Jacob A. Urey, of Selinsgrove, a general studies major; Clayton K. Lose, of Waterville, enrolled in Web and interactive media; Rachelle N. Horning, of Muncy, a legal assistant/paralegal studies student; Scott T. Stofko, of Burke, Va., enrolled in automotive technology management; hospitality management majors Jessie M. Chronister, of Annville, and Eileen Harrington, of Springfield, Va.; Max M. Rosen, a pre-paramedic technician student from Newtown; and John V. Catania, of Newtown Square, majoring in building construction technology: masonry concentration.

The play is directed by Jacquie Engel, administrative manager and frequent director/music director at the Community Theatre League, who has directed student productions at Penn College for the past several seasons (beginning with “tick, tick … BOOM!” in 2008).

“The show is just fun,” she said. “Misunderstandings, double-entendres, lies, lies to cover up lies … it all equals lots of laughs. The cast and I are having a great time with it.”

For more about the Student Activities Office at Penn College, email or call 570-327-4763.

For information about Penn College, email the Admissions Office or call toll-free 800-367-9222.

Photo by Whitnie-rae Mays, student photographer

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